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2000 specificly named by make and model firearms used for hunting or sporting purposes. second, the bill will not take away any weapons that are owned today. anyone who says otherwise is simply trying to deceive you. finally, it would ban the future sale or transfer of these magazines, including the manufacturing, implementation, or possession. let me address for a moment the charge that the assault weapons ban such as this are unconstitutional. the original federal assault weapons ban and it was challenged repeatedly on every grounds the opponents to come up with, including the second amendment, the ninth amendment, the commerce clause, the due process clause, equal protection, and being a bill of the chamber. each and every time these challenges were rejected and the ban was upheld, including by the fourth, 6th, 9th, and d.c. circuit. the supreme court subsequently recognizes the individual rights to gun ownership in the district of columbia. however, that decision clearly stated, "the right secured by the second amendment is not unlimited." justice scalia, the author of that
-japanese protests started causing a protest of japanese protests and those who use them. and the protests are so bad that a chinese man made the simple mistake of driving a japanese car in a chai neads city of chian and was beat sewn badly he is paralyzed. this week, a chinese minister accused a japanese vessel of target i targeting the radar on a japanese ship off of the islands, but the chinese officials are disputing it happened. now think about this, the world's second and the third largest economies playing chicken in the pacific over a dispute of uninhabited islands, but if this diplomatic disagreement were to escalate into a military obligation, the united states would be obligated by the 52-year-old treaty obligation to help the sovereignty of japan, and does that mean that north korea would come to the aid of china, but it is a quaint and admittedly alarmist experiment, because that is not how foreign wars are conducted anymore. next month marks the 10-year invasion of iraq, and the last conflict that we can think of conventional war that claimed the lives of more than 4,000 americans and b
" should win. >> dana: different one. documentary. >> kimberly: that's it for us. thank you for watching. have a great weekend. >> bret: on the sequester, the president has hope. but has much changed? washington at a standstill with less than a week to go. this is "special report." >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we are six days away from what president calls the meat cleaver approach to cuts in spending. we have been explaining that it way. $85 billion decrease in the increase in the size of government. $3.6 trillion budget. but because of how the sequester is implemented the strict way it was designed, white house idea embraced and voted op by members of both parties in congress. signed in law by the president. here we are. less than a week out. the question is the sequester inevitable? ed henry tells us that depends op who is talking. >> hope springs eternal. i will just keep making my case not only to congress but more importantly the american people. >> president obama took a rare question from the press in the oval office and said he is optimistic to cut off the massive indi
to hear what you think about president obama using executive orders to work around congress. here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. sadness a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj -- send us a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj. you can also e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. this story is from bloomberg news. host: looking at one of the executive orders that he assigned -- that he signed an tuesday, it relates to cyber security and cyber issues. the president issued an executive order designed to strengthen the cyber security of critical infrastructure last week, which some say could get the ball rolling for a renewed legislative push in congress. it contains some provisions of the bill in the sharing and protection act that failed past. the president is waging an endless campaign. president obama will never again be an election candidate, but for now he has "the look and sound of the man on the campaign trail." he met with a rally style event in decatur, ga.. it was preceded by a sim
sport and watch them anyway. >> i probably will too. thanks for staying with us for the next hour. four years ago at this time when president obama was just starting his first term, news networks, including this one, made a somewhat unusual decision to show live on tv the arrival of one of the new cabinet secretaries at the department that she had just been appointed to lead. to broadcast live essentially a cabinet secretary's first day on the job. the reception that that cabinet secretary got that day was raucous. [ applause ] [ cheering ] a cabinet secretary starting work, right? it's not your typical multiple network life news event. but hillary clinton was never just some cabinet secretary, right? well, today, four years later at the start of the second term of the obama administration it was a similar scene for hillary clinton as she said goodbye to the same state department employees from almost the same spot where they welcomed her four years ago. >> now it's my great honor to introduce one last time the 67th secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary rodham clin
. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. eric cantor has a new tube of lipstick, but it's the same old pig. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. >> the new and improved republican party takes another crack at repackaging bad ideas for america. tonight, i'll take eric cantor's speech apart, word by word. >>> house republicans reveal their plan to reform immigration. it's not a path to citizenship. it's a path to permanent underclass. >> mr. issa is recognized for five minutes. >> i'll have all the latest on today's big hearing. >>> plus, an explosive new document obtained by nbc news reveals the united states government's justification for killing american citizens without due process. tonight, greenwald, lawrence korb, and joan walsh on the obama administration's constitutional drone crisis. >>> and just when you thought r
and we do not know here on the scene that has not been reported to us. but it did seem there was some excitement from law enforcement officials if it is true that the child was found safe. so we'll just have to wait and see over the next few minutes once officials come here and tell us exactly what happened. >> but you did mention earlier that you saw an ambulance moving. is that right? >> reporter: that is correct. that would seem to suggest that the child might have been brought out on that ambulance. we don't know that for sure, but we had not seen that ambulance come down that dirt road before, and it was around the same time we heard that boom, when we heard that activity, and, you know, we're just really waiting to find out, and certainly if that is true, that this child made it out, that would be an incredible relief for this community. midland city, alabama, is a small town, about 2,400 people, and they have just been rocked by this standoff the past few days. about 140 hours at this point, and people here are tired because they've been praying for the past few days. they've b
bring your budget to the congress, mr. president, let us know when it balances and hopefully it's not never, as he's had the last four years. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. all time for general debate has expired. pursuant to the rule, the bill shall be considered as read for amendment under the five-minute rule and the bill shall be considered read. no amendment to the bill is in order except those printed in house report 112- -- 113-8. each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the bill, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be debatable equally divided by a proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject for demand for division of the question. it is now in order to consider amendment number 1 printed in how report 113-8. -- in house report 113-8. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk made in order under the rule. the clerk: amendment number 1 printed in how report 113-8 offered by mr. takano of california. the
and efficiency. >> you used the word new poll which is a charge toward. >> if you look at the facts expenditure which comes up depending upon how you counter that over chilean dollars a year and you looked at what they are, look at things like the exemption of employer contributions to health care and mortgage interest deductions and iras and 401k and these are worthy charitable deductions come from a don't think most people think of those things as the polls. these are policy choices that we made, and then maybe the wrong policy choices, but nonetheless, they are not opposed to men that did nothing that is what fdr had in mind when you made that statement. now, there obviously are loopholes. we talked about carried interest , that should be capital gain on ordinary income for. many others that can be identified, and i think that certainly that is something that for the stake of perceived fairness for economic equity and so forth that we should be going after. i don't think it is beautiful. think it is just probably unfortunate that people think that you should do that and sell the budget probl
eating the cobra, stay tuned. that does it for us, go >>> do you think government spending is the big problem, the thing that is really holding the economy back? if so then you had a bad week. >> first jobs report of the year. >> fourth quarter gdp numbers are down. >> the republican party can't move forward. >> government spending does actually help the economy. >> a trillion dollar stimulus bill, supposed to create jobs. >> we need to start solving the actual problem. >> we need to cut spending. >> cutting. >> cutting very popular social insurance programs. medicaid, medicare, social security, health care. >> there is another economic reason why we need reform. >> let's help to build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. >> as congress gets ready to tackle the immigration, there will be a snag. >> the republican party can't move forward. >> doesn't want to do anything on comprehensive immigration reform. >> what would you do about immigration? >> how to deal with border security. >> first we strengthen the borders. >> they have to be reasonable how they do it. >> we
their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it seems to guarantee widespread access to birth control, regardless of who your employer is. host: opponents of the president's plan and say what? guest: say it does not answer their problems, for two reasons. first, t
will be talking about it on tuesday. the numbers -- you can also send us an e-mail, join us at corridor.com -- twitter.com/cspanwj. great expectations, immigration is one of the issues on the president's agenda. he may get much of what he wants in part because a bipartisan support on the issue of immigration. he will look for ways to declare victory on guns and climate change. the focus on the economy, that is one headline we are getting. the front page of the washington post -- the reporting of scott wilson, the chief white house reporter for the washington post. chris van hollen is our guest on c-span's newsmakers program. he is a leading democrat in the house of representatives. >> the president will be delivering his state of the union address this week. i think he will address those questions. we are so caught up in dealing with these short-term, self- imposed crises that is undermining our ability to come up with a long-term comprehensive planned. there are philosophical differences. our republican colleagues do not believe that there is any role for the government beyond providin
american and u.s. air in the really raleigh market? >> we -- the overlap, i think is just on the washington, d.c., flight. american serves the hubs for raleigh we serve our hubs from there. i think the overlap is limited to the one flight. >> all right. and i noticed -- and the prices on american and u.s. airways are virtually the same flying out of raleigh occur ram to d.c. how much overlap do you have in charlotte. >> virtually zero. we have a very large connecting hub in charlotte. >> all right. i believe u.s. air serves d.c. out of charlotte, i think they are probably the carrier that has the most flights out of charlotte to d.c. what years years would you anticipate the price difference is from raleigh to d.c. and charlotte to d.c. is? >> i don't know. it sounds like you might know. [laughter] >> it costas lot more money to fly from charlotte to d.c. than raleigh to washington. that's concerning. it's very concerning. and you're direct competitors in a route from raleigh to washington where as u.s. airways it doesn't have a direct competitor, so it costs more money. that would certainl
guidance. it doesn't surprise us in the two years later when they would draft the first charter of the first constitution of virginia that they would have, as one of its primary purposes and its dedication, for the advancement and service of god and the enlargement of his kingdom. those years turned into decades and they moved that capitol from jamestown to williamsburg and it was a tough couple of years and they had great men of faith. some of them would spend 13 hours a day studying the bible, praying, and one of those individuals was a guy named samuel davies and he would get up often times at his church and preach and this lady liked him so much she would bring her sons and daughters to hear him on a weekly basis and her young teenage son would learn principles that he would talk about, about god and rights that came from god and not from men. that lady was sara henry and her son was patry heck -- patrick henry. when patrick was 29 years old, on his birthday, first day he was in the virginia general assembly, they were debating the stamp act and he was supposed to be there a
in pennsylvania. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. another day, another relaunch of the republican party. but this time i think the republican house leaders showed exactly who the republicans really are. >> house majority leader eric cantor will be outlining a new agenda for his party, focusing on issues like education and health care and spend less time talking about the deficit. >> really? oh, yes. eric cantor to the rescue. he is ready to save the republican image and put a stop to the electoral college losses, right? of course, this is not the first time eric cantor has tried to save the party. you see, it actually is the fourth attempt that he has had. in 2009, cantor held a pizza party, remember that? with jeb bush and mitt romney by launching the national council for a new america that didn't work. a year later, cantor was back at it. he was one of the young guns ready to take the republican party by storm. >> there is a better way, and a new team is ready to bring america back. eric cantor, kevin mccarthy, paul ryan joined by common-sense conservative cand
of this committee is one that is very proud to work together. i'm happy that you are here with us to help move that tradition forward at a greater and deeper rate. we deeply appreciate it. less than two miles from where we sit today at the entrance of u.s. treasury building that is a large, bronze statue. one would assume that the figure is alexander hamilton. america's first treasury secretary. look again. this 12 foot tall statue is of albert gallatin. the longest serving u.s. treasury. in a to one, thomas jefferson asked gallatin to serve. --in 1801, thomas jefferson asked gallatin to serve here in the place of treasury secretary is more than avarice and response will -- laborous and responsible than any other. what did he do? he established fiscal discipline that was necessary a country into a great world power. gallatin also help orchestrate the louisiana purchase, doubling the size of the united states. his work is commemorated in gallatin county, montana and a beautiful gallatin national forest in the rockies as well as the gallatin river in missouri. when gallatin accepted the decision
of the soaring gasoline prices. here are some of the responses. >> john emailed us, hurting me not so much but a choice of gas or health insurance. >> remember that, putting pennies in. brad, bicycle sounds great right now. >> and kuarn send us an email and when gas prices continue to rise we are constantly to look for more things that we can live without. fox and friends starts right now. everybody have a great day right now. depending on where you live. have a great day. see you soon. >> gretchen: good morning, february 19th, each gretchen carlson. breaking news overnight, and new report says china military has stolen important data from hundred target. they beefed up the military and hacking capabilities. should we be cutting ours? >> steve: more good nice, gas prices got hiked up for the 33rd day in a row. prices continue to soar, washington continues to stay silent. when can we expect in relief i ask. eric bombing. >> eric: if s your gun stored in a safe place? the new law that let's cops search legal gun owners who haven't broken any laws. fox and friends starts right now. >> gretche
deals with the world away from the u.s. military and toward u.s. diplomacy. to upscale our soft power capacity as a country so we have more options beyond just the option of force. this president did a lot to advance that idea simply by putting somebody as high profile as hillary clinton in the job of america's head diplomat. but the overall goal of upscaling state, upscaling diplomacy and development so they are right up there with defense, like she said today, that is widely regarded as a goal that is not yet realized. secretary clinton alluded to that fact today when she said she now plans to become an advocate for that cause from the outside. it is, frankly, easy to imagine that as the core for her return to public life and politics for hillary clinton at some point, but we shall see. the secretary also reflected today on how she is really leaving public life for the first time in a very long time. and she suggested that that might make her a little lonely. >> i am very proud to have been secretary of state. i will miss you. i will probably be dialing ops just to talk. >> dialing
against the united states. heather joins us live with more. >> reporter: good morning to you. these are the startling findings in a new report that has just been released. the 74-page report says 141 major hacking attempts have been traced back to a secret group that is linked back to the china's military. the organizations include energy arrow space companies and also itel communications firm, blueprints and other sensitive documents were stolen from those companies. they say the hacking goes back to 2006. now there is also reportedly a memo from a chinese telecommunications company that admits it provided links for the sole purpose of hacking. the wall street times says they were hacked but china had is s denying the report and denying the alleged fact that it's military has any involvement with the hacking. both democrats and republicans in washington are now demanding more action on this. they say that china's hackers pose a huge national security risk. they say they released the report because it's time to acknowledge the serious threat that is posed by china and to help
for joining us and thanks for being with us. >> hey hey and up and at them rise and shine. good morning to you, the second of february, 2013. i'm than kooiman in for alisyn is it just a big gimmick and who is going to be left footing the bill? >> anna let me be the first to say. will pox con see his shadow. televised event in the world. well, maybe a few hours. "fox & friends" sunday, if you can add them up. depends where you are. "fox & friends" sunday, right. it's the super bowl. we dispachesd brian kilmeade to bling in the flavor from the big easy. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> there is a live look this morning from new orleans. the big easy. >> just days away from the 49ers facing off against the ravens in super bowl 47 but the party has already begun there in new orleans. our very own brian kilmeade is live out there. good morning, brian. >> cheerleaders how are all three of you getting along. maybe at the christmas party. to see you three together is fab as it particular. what you are witnessing live right now is something that's never been done in western civilization. we hav
, the republicans can take the energy of the people of the grass roots. bend it toward the middle and use it to elect people like ronald reagan and the bushes, father and son. but all of that architecture is gone. all you've got is the energy at the grass roots that isn't organized in anyway. and karl rove can't organize it. neither can any of the other people who played with that power but who now can't control it. >> so those who rode the tiger are now inside the tiger. >> exactly. >> don't forget, the chamber of commerce, at very times, made common cause with the antigovernment, anti-tax, anti-everything. they were willing to get in bed with him at certain points. and now they're paying for it. and karl is trying to unwind what he's wound. >> he's like a track tout. i used to go and after the races were over, they would show you who they'd recommend you'd bet on. it was always the winners that pass out the free picks. i would have bet on this guy. that's rove out there saying i would have had all of these winners picked, we would have won all of these general elections and now everybod
. david stevenson is here and tells us which cities are doing the hiring >> reporter: take a look behind me you can see some san francisco police recruits finishing off a day of class and drills. the competition for new police recruits isn't just in classrooms it's also between bay area badges today for 56 san francisco police officers. it means more room for new recruits for a department that's understaffed. >> we have a six year hiring plan we'll be hiring approximately 180 officers a year for the next 6 years. will get us you to full staffing. >> reporter: san francisco and other bay police and police departments are looking to recruit. >> we've gone from 2008 with 837 officers currently today we have 612 officers. > >> reporter: they set to graduate 41 new officers after recession era cutbacks. >> we don't think you can ignore the fact when you have reduction in staff you're going to see crime rise. >> reporter: san jose's police department is fighting recent layoffs and attrition to get back to a fully staffed force. >> we need every warm body that we can, but that's only a
in to effect that threatens the u.s. national security. thousands of jobs and more. conservative journalist byron york responding to the op-ed noting that boehner has uncomfortable position. adding why would boehner adopt the democratic description of the cut as deep when it affects small part of the federal spending? democrats are having their own problems coordinating their message, as the white house tries to push back on this probably attack. >> it was his proposal. i thought it was a bad idea. the president got it and he signed in law. he didn't have to sign it in to law. for a year, from august 2011 through the end of last year, the president did nothing to stop it. >> democrat max baucus chair of the senate finance committee told a local station back home the president bears some responsibility to fix this. >> the white house recommended it frankly. back if august of 2011. so now we are feeling the effects of it. i don't want to say the president solely is to blame. he is not. >> there is no sign of a deal. some officials say it's fait accompli that the cuts will kick in, or a couple
to our panel this week. i'm jon scott. thanks for joining us. see you next week for another edition of fox news watch. >>. >> gregg: i'm greg generator and welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. >> a stark warning for a top senator coming to the president's defense and c.i.a. nominee. he says the obama administration must be more forthcoming on benghazi or else. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward with the c.i.a. directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone into the libyan government to help these folks. what did the president do? >> gregg: thousands still without any power right now after the first blizzard of '13 and there is a powerful new winter weather system threaten threatening to be the unwanted sequel. we'll get the latest. >> heather: and caught on tape, mayhem at mardi gras. police are searching for a gunman that struck four people in the big easy. >> gregg: we begin with a fox n
list in a bit. the main thing is we're going to spend a lot more money. >> tonight i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security trust. i propose a fix-it first program, to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. no one who works full time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. tonight i propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. >>steve: probably just about $1 trillion. >>gretchen: as we remember interviewing gene sperling, the economic advisor to the president, talking about investments -- that is the new buzzword. they're not going to say stimulus because the president himself said some of those shovel-ready jobs in the last stimulus round didn't work. now they're renaming it to investments the the minimum wage from $7 to $9. expanding preschool programs, $40 billion towards i
. they are used to charge into some division. everything goes somewhere. i would love to know what they do with their time. they took how many minutes to vote on being adjourned so they had to stay there. this is like kindergarten. it is embarrassing. we need infrastructure and people that could make things happen. i watched a bunch of guys and they made up information. we need to get more women in there. we could be doing five things at the time. host: here to tell us more is ginger gibson, a congressional reporter with "politico." what happened on capitol hill yesterday and in the white house? guest: there has been no actual progress. we did not get closer to a solution yesterday. there was a lot of talking yesterday. mitch mcconnell and john boehner will bring forward alternative bills. each side is willing to put forth a proposal. they might bring forward more than one. there are some disagreements about giving the president more flexibility. john boehner said the senate needed to move and used colorful language. we did not see bills or talks. there was no changes as of yesterday. host
, to enjoy life is heartbreaking. fortunately tucker's mother rescued herself and her son by using the resources that the violence against women act makes available. tucker is now living away from his father in counseling and on his way to a happy and healthy future. time and time again we hear that programs like this break the cycle of domestic violence. we must view this legislation not just as a woman's issue but as a family issue, as a community issue that touches all our lives. it is essential for all past and future victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, that we strengthen and re-authorize the violence against women act. i urge my colleagues to re-authorize an all-inclusive version of the violence against women act. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back of the the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. nugent: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i am pleased, mr. speaker, to yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman f
solutions that will allow us to use power in a smarter manner, produce clean and abundant renewable energy and reduce emissions through energy efficiency. these are things we should be able to agree on and work together on in a bipartisan manner. it is critical that we move forward with a sense of urgency and take meaningful action that addresses the very real threats of climate change that are already impacting our country. sequestration is devastating america today. madam speaker, we just heard from one of my colleagues. this week we're scheduled to go on recess on friday. i hope that my colleague that spoke today, mr. speaker, reaches out to speaker boehner and eric cantor to say, let's stop the sequestration from happening. it's quite simple. the fix to this legislation could be put together in one sentence. stop it. i guess even better in two words. madam speaker, we have a sense of urgency across the country when it comes to working on climate change legislation, but as we talk about the impact to each and every one of our districts with what sequestration will bring with job losses,
. al, what can you tell us? >> we're looking at a classic nor'easter, as it comes across the northern part of the system, we have winter weather advisories, storm warnings, winter storm watches and blizzard watches for parts of new england. heres what's going on. we have these two systems. plus we're going to be looking at stormy seas, gale warnings and hurricane wind watches, wind 75 miles an hour. that will cause coastal flooding. two systems. here we government one to the south, a lot of activity. severe weather through the southeast. a lot of cold air drawn from this system, this clipper coming across. energy is transferred to the system offshore and continues to push off. these lines of isobars, lines of pressure, that's why they are packed so tight. that's where the strong winds are going to be and the heaviest snow is going to be. here is what we're expecting. anywhere from about 6 to 9 inches from michigan all the way into new york state and central new jersey. right along the line, new york city and long island, 9 to 12 inches. but look at this, manchester, portland, boston,
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these politicians are basing their assumptions on as far as hagel is concerned. he used to be a parity decent sounding person -- decent sounding person. he is not making sense anymore. thank you. host: isaac from new york, democrat line. caller: good morning. i just wanted to comment on hagel and the perspective of young democrats. to hear this man talk was really astounding. i am quite critical of the obama administration in terms of things i have done. in terms of hagel's nomination, i am very impressed. his views on foreign-policy almost seemed to dip -- too far beyond this era. my only feel is that the political parties will bring this ideology down simply because a lot of people are not prepared for it. thank you and have a good day. guest: i think -- i would beg to differ about the too far beyond this era. i had the privilege of working for former secretary of state george schultz. in my estimation, senator hagel's views are consistent with secretary schultz, whom i think is one of the giants of our time. i think they have the same sort of outlook of trying to be pragmatic and take a lo
but from those on the deck. they began chanting let us off. let us off. they were systematically removed from this ship. a process that initially carnival told us would take four to five hours. they finished in just over three hours. even with just one working elevator on the ship. a lot of the passengers, over 100 reunited with family members and friends here. but the lion's share, thousands loaded on to charter buses, some going back to galveston where started. others to new orleans where 1500 hotel rooms that they reserved. they'll stay and they're decompressed. a lot of telling me they were looking forward to a hot shower. also looking forward to a solid meal. resting in a bed with some fresh linens. that may sound mundane to us. after what they've been through, they were really looking forward to it. >> we talked about how poor the food was and how little of it there was. on the last night shall the passengers got a surprise helicoptered in. steak and lobster. they had that on their last night. tonight, pulled into port and back on solid ground. they talk a lot about the conditions
aware of its widespread use. as a freshman legislator in oregon 40 years ago, my opinion was set by a hog farmer from eastern oregon who was a state representative named stafford. stafford held the oregon house and the people crowded in the galleries spellbound with his tutorial on marijuana and its comparison to other addictive substances, both legal and illegal. this older gentlemen who didn't smoke, didn't drink alcohol, let alone use marijuana, made his case. he pointed out how tobacco was highly addictive and killed hundreds of thousands of americans per year. he discussed alcohol whose damaging properties had once led the country into a foolish, costly and ultimately self-defeated experiment with prohibition. alcohol use was damaging for some, led to dependency for many while contributing to tens of thousands of highway deaths every year. by the time the representative got to marijuana, he convinced the bill he was advocating to have legalization, something i should advocate, something oregonians should be allowed this choice, less addicting than tobacco. we didn't legalize
commander of u.s. forces in iraq general loy austin to lead the command which is responsible for operations of middle east and afghanistan. general austin was joined by u.s. command nominee general david rodriguez who is a top commander in afghanistan from 2007 to 2011. this hearing is chaired by carl levin of michigan. it is two hours. >> good morning everybody and welcome this morning that committee considers the nomination of two very distinguished officers to the two of the most active and challenging combatant commands. general lloyd austin united states army nominated to the commander u.s. central command, and general david rodriquez, u.s. army to be nominated to be commander of the u.s. africa command. fees' to combat and commands, centcom and africom are the centers of gravity for the military's operations to counter the threat of terrorism. both nominees have served the country with distinction, and i want to faint each of you for your decades of military service and a willingness to serve once again. i and stand general austin's life and rodriguez's life are with us this morning.
, for every 12, 2013. president obama traveled -- will travel down pennsylvania avenue tonight to the u.s. capitol building to deliver the first state of the union address of his second term at 9:00 eastern. c-span coverage begins at 8:00 tonight. we would like to hear from you this morning. how much reducing state of the union addresses matter? here are the numbers to call -- be it can also find us online. john the conversation -- -- join the conversation. the front page of "politico's website -- we will talk about lobbying later on this morning. first, let's look at the five stings it says to watch the president obama address tonight. , do you think state of the union addresses matter? that's our question for you. on facebook we have a poll where you can weigh in. the washington post says the impact of annual addresses does not intend to be long-lasting. what do you stinkpot? jim in therapy -- what do you think? jim in fairfax station. caller: no, they don't matter. it's an opportunity to look at what is said in a state of the union and move forward a year after it and assess what was p
, the afghan president karzai on sunday ordered all u.s. special forces to leave within two weeks and requested their operations are ceased immediately which neighbors in kabul is viewed as a gateway to the capital, is used as counterinsurgency efforts in recent years. why do we fund a man that doesn't like us? i don't understand that at all. how in the world account congress in its wisdom not speak out and say, listen, you're talking about a 10-year agreement after 2014? how can a country that's financially broke commit to 10 more years after 2014? i do not understand that. in fact, i have introduced with rosa delauro h.r. 125, the congressional oversight of afghanistan agreement act of 2013, which is a bipartisan bill introduced by us and we are reaching out to our other colleagues to say, congress, let's get on the floor, let's debate whether we should stay there 10 years after 2014 or not. mr. speaker, i sincerely believe that the american people would back this legislation because the american people have seen the total chaos right here this week, last week and the next couple weeks to com
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